Milla Jovovich starred as Alice in the video-game-to-big-screen crossover hit Resident Evil in 2002. Now, after five Resident Evil franchise films, Jovovich appears to be ready to go back in one more time, this time to finish off the series.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was delayed due to Jovovich’s pregnancy. Her director had good reason to be careful with is star. That baby is also his. Paul W.S. Anderson, who has done three of the previous Resident Evil movies with his wife, will be doing this one also.
Anderson’s other credits include Event Horizon, Alien vs. Predator, the Death Race series, and another film he cast Milla Jovovich in, The Three Musketeers.
Milla Jovovich broke the news to Resident Evil fans via her Instagram page, on which she posted a photo of her being cast for a mold. She captioned the pic:
Well, the moment so many of you have been waiting for is finally here where I can tell you that it’s zombie killing season for the Jovovich-Anderson clan! Here I am getting my face cast made for “resident evil: the final chapter”!! I leave to South Africa tomorrow to start prepping for the movie! #residentevilmovie #ladiary
Well, the moment so many of you have been waiting for is finally here where I can tell you that it's zombie killing season for the Jovovich-Anderson clan! Here I am getting my face cast made for "resident evil: the final chapter"!! I leave to South Africa tomorrow to start prepping for the movie! #residentevilmovie #ladiary
The Resident Evil franchise has been good to Jovovich, with each film in the series grossing at least $40 million so far.
Resident Evil – 2002 Grossed $40 million
Resident Evil: Apocalypse – 2004 Grossed $51 million
Resident Evil: Extinction – 2007 Grossed $50 million
Resident Evil: Afterlife – 2010 Grossed $60 million
Resident Evil: Retribution – 2012 Grossed $42 million
Freaking out 'cause @MillaJovovich 's filming the new RE but also scared because of a face cast! Hope this doesn't mean a zombie Alice! ><
— VisualSounds1 (@VisualSounds1) July 16, 2015
Although the numbers for the 2012 Retribution installment look good, it was a lower gross than the series had seen since the first one. And Mill Jovovich was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for that film. Fortunately, Kristen Stewart was also nominated for two films at a time then, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This was during a very down period for Stewart, after a cheating scandal that turned the public against her.
Still, one might imagine that Jovovich may be looking to redeem herself after sharing that company.
Then again, Milla Jovovich may be laughing all the way to the bank.
Apparently Milla Jovovich was in a movie Joan of Arc. I never knew that.
— What the balsa? (@Achloryn) July 17, 2015